Zak

Zak

Zak

Zak wrote a review of on April 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I wear PHH for everything, ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing, trail running. Love the wind protection this piece gives when wearing it by itself, and is a go to layering piece in colder conditions. The tight fitting balaclava style hood is awesome for underneath a climbing helmet or for that extra warmth with a hat. For me this piece was defiantly worth the money and something I wont be trading in any time soon.

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Zak

Zak wrote a review of on February 19, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ended up trading my BD vipers for the techs and couldn't be more happy. They are so incredibly light it's insane, and the swing is nice and even so you get great sticks. The curvature of the shaft makes for barely any knuckle bashing even when clearing larges bulges in the ice, but I do agree that the tools do flex a decent amount when dry tooling and the shafts have taken a good beating form the last two seasons. Overall these tools are amazing on on pure ice and alpine routes and for the amount you pay for them I would defiantly consider these over the BD cobras, but if your looking to do more mixed/dry tooling look elsewhere because the shafts will just get dinged and demolished

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